Kerr Not Cleared to Fight

"Colorado Commission: Kerr Not Cleared to Fight
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Tuesday, May 09, 2006
by Josh Gross (

Following a pre-fight physical on May 6, the Colorado Office of Boxing denied Mark Kerr (Pictures) medical clearance for that evening's American Championship Fighting main event versus Wes Sims (Pictures), the commission's Director, Josef Mason, told Tuesday afternoon.

According to Mason, the medical examination showed ligament damage to Kerr's right hand, which the heavyweight said he injured while training Tuesday before the fight.

The commission's account differs from what Kerr told "Beatdown" Radio Monday evening, when "The Smashing Machine" insinuated the physician who discovered the injury had left open an option for him to compete. After heeding the doctor's advice, Kerr indicated he chose to remove himself from the card.

Ken Pishna, ACF's Director of MMA Relations, confirmed Kerr's assertion that the ACF was notified by Wednesday of the injury. Kerr told "Beatdown," however, that he did not express the full scope of the injury to the Colorado-based promotion.

Pending clearance from an orthopedic hand surgeon and Colorado's Office of Boxing, Kerr, who was scheduled to fight on American soil for the first time since 1997, is under medical suspension and prohibited from competing."

Beat ya to it buddy :) hahaha


Maybe Cindy O can be "a supporter of Mark" again now.

"Maybe Cindy O can be "a supporter of Mark" again now. "

LOL, I was thinking the same thing



I could have swore that this is what ChadK and I said all along... I guess we weren't making false claims after all (go figure)!


Didn't Kerr confirm on Sherdog radio that the doctors ultimately left the choice in his hands on whether to fight?

This makes no sense.

Or, Kerr could have been keeping it secret that the company knew about it because he knew he was going to fight for them in the future and know that the ACF is going through enough as it is and didn't want something like this to cripple a company. But I will say this. I believe the Colorado Commission over both Kerr and Wes and they say that Kerr was never given clearance and wouldn't have been given clearance.

Who cares?

I have always been a big Kerr fan That said if he knew he wasnt fighting and the fans paid to see him fight and he went along with it right up till the end If thats the case Kerr lost a fan

"Kerr said the doc told him it was a second metacarpal that a tendon?" that's that's your finger bone specifically your second finger.....